Greece: over to EU

If debt relief had come earlier, the eurozone would not be facing this moment of truth at all

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Upstream MLPs: Paying dividends

Linn Energy is creatively trying to maintain its payout

RWE: brown is not the new black

Utilities group has been slow off mark in renewables and is too heavily invested in coal and nuclear

Total: Scripping and saving

Oil companies have found a quick way to preserve cash flow: cut the dividend and issue equity

Rolls-Royce: cheap and cheerless

Its lack of visibility, as much as the underlying problems, is worrying

Puerto Rico bond insurers: wrap song

The island’s debt problem is not strictly about municipal finance

Ashtead: sharpest tool in the box

The group’s US exposure means it deserves its premium to UK-focused rivals

Dalian Wanda: fishing for funds

Chinese property company taps many sources for cash

US health insurers: as good as it gets

Opportunities for buyers are flatlining as prices peak

Israeli gas: offshore waves

Netanyahu is right to exploit abundant energy opportunities

  • Is there a bubble in Silicon Valley?

    Uber is fundraising at a $50bn valuation; Airbnb at $20bn. Are private tech companies getting massively higher valuations than would be justified in public markets? A recent slideshow from a partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz argues that, no, there is a not a bubble – at least not anything like the last bubble. Join the Lex team and other FT writers from 5pm to 6pm London time as we dissect this argument. We’d love to hear your thoughts too – comments welcome.

  • Liquidation diet

    Colt Defense, the US gun maker that filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, had tried to get its bondholders to accept a haircut by showing them just how poorly they would fare should the company have to liquidate. The idea was that bondholders should accept the company’s 45 cents on the dollar offer as a part of a debt restructuring where the company would survive and go forward. Otherwise, bondholders would get nothing in the event that company just held a fire sale for its assets.

    Here’s the value of its assets Colt presented:

  • Deutsche bank: Mr Cryan’s in-tray

    How to diagnose Deutsche Bank’s illness: is it rooted in strategy, execution, culture, or all three? And what can be done by way of a cure? Lex discusses what went wrong under Anshu Jain and what must change under John Cryan.

    Join the discussion at noon(UK time).

  • Malone’s tax play at Time Warner Cable and Bright House

    As John Malone’s tax high jinks go, his gambits in the Charter acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are relatively straightforward.

    Here is the tax slide from the investor presentation.

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